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Age assessments: 'oppressive legalism should be avoided'

M & Anor, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Lambeth & Ors [2008] EWHC 1364 (Admin)

These cases raised a fundamental question whether a Local Authority's age assessment process involves a breach of Art. 6 of European Convention on Human Rights. Should age assessment be carried out by someone independent of the Council?

2-3 Gray's Inn Square provided all Local Authority juniors in the case with Bryan McGuire, Jon Holbrook and Peggy Etiebet acting.

Click here for Jon Holbrook's analysis of the judgement

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